VISTA Service Benefits

Alliance VISTA members

Alliance AmeriCorps VISTA, Volunteers In Service To America, members build capacity for organizations and communities to address education inequities, eliminate poverty, and connect and leverage resources already existing in those communities and statewide.

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Gain a Lifetime of Experience

  •  Gain experience with program development and management
  •  Develop teamwork, leadership, and communication skills
  •  Increase your youth development experience
  •  Directly apply your learning and make a meaningful and lasting impact at your host site
  •  Build connections in Minnesota’s education sector
  •  Leverage post-service resources and support through alumni networks

Benefits Beyond Service

Support & Training

  • Ongoing, extensive support and training is provided on capacity building skills
  • VISTAs meet regularly for training on topics ranging from education reform, the opportunity gap, building relations,  conflict resolutions, and more
  • Trainers include both education and non-profit leaders from across the state
  • Members are offered a Life Coach during their term

Do You Have What It Takes?

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be either a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the U.S. (Please review the VISTA Eligibility Requirements for more details.)
  • Successfully pass background checks
  • Interest in youth, service, education, and non-profit work
  • Attend Pre-Service Orientation

We are committed to recruiting and engaging individuals without regard to disability, gender, race, age, religion, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request. This document is available in alternative formats.